I’m excited to announce the publication of my latest book: The March of the Toymakers! And what better way to do it than with a wonderful review over at Friendly Fairy Tales! Thank you Brenda for your time, kind words, and excitement about The March of the Toymakers. Be sure to pop over an read some of her beautiful and creative fairy tales too! Here’s what she said:
Fairy Tale Alert: A blogger friend has published a Christmas fairy tale, March of the Toymakers. Woo-hoo! I love to hear about new fairy tales and bloggers publishing!!
I read her book, and it’s an adventurous elvish story full of magic, color and steadfast loyalty. Nissa is chosen by Santa to go on an epic journey to save Christmas. He sees wonders, makes new friends and saves Christmas itself. The story is full of great imagery, delightful language and magical creatures of all varieties.
Author Bio: Julianne Victoria is a spiritual counselor and writer, who has always felt a strong connection to nature and the spirit world, so writing fairy tales seemed like a natural progression for her writing. The March of the Toymakers is the first in a series of children’s fairy tales. It is based on an original story written thirty years ago by her father, Robert Thomas, who also drew the artwork that was used for the cover of the book. Julianne remembers when she was a little girl listening with awe and excitement as her father would read portions of his original story to her and her siblings, and she now has enjoyed re-writing and condensing the original epic into an exciting fairy tale adventure to share with children all over the world.
Synopsis of the story: The March of the Toymakers follows the journey of Santa’s chief elf, Nissa, on his quest to save Christmas. Santa barely has enough elves to make enough toys for all the children of the world, so he sends Nissa on a mission to find the Fair Feather Maid, who will help them recruit an army of elves to become toymakers.However, there are many challenges along the way, from solving riddles and breaking pixie spells to fighting off ogres, trolls, and goblins, all of whom wish to prevent the army of toymakers from making it back to Santa’s Village in time. If they do not make it back by Midsummer’s Eve, they will not have enough time to make all the toys that bring Christmas joys.